Editing Migrated Blog Posts Strips Migrated Formatting

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I was looking over my migrated blog posts, and I noticed a couple of odd display issues.  So, I went into Edit mode and made a couple of minor changes.  Upon previewing the changes, I was told there was a bunch of illegal HTML that was stripped.  In looking at the raw HTML, it was easy to see a large amount of formatting that originally carried over was going to be stripped.  Looking at the preview, it was also apparent formatting changed on elements I didn't touch when making edits.

How are we supposed to make any edits to migrated blog posts if any change to them strips large amount of migrated formatting and can dramatically change the look of the migrated blog post?

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Hi Joshua,

So we are seeing some bugs in the rich text editor (and the code block syntax highlighter).  I would recommend not editing your migrated blogs /posts until we can sort out the editor.  Because as you have noted it could strip some formatting.

Community Manager, Esri Community Team.

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Hi Joshua,

So we are seeing some bugs in the rich text editor (and the code block syntax highlighter).  I would recommend not editing your migrated blogs /posts until we can sort out the editor.  Because as you have noted it could strip some formatting.

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I am not sure if the issue is with the Rich Text Editor or the validation code that runs before previewing or posting.  Fortunately, I was thinking ahead and tried previewing first, which indicated something wasn't right.

I gotta say it seems crazy to me that we, GeoNet users and Esri, are seeing issues with basic functionality like the Rich Text Editor.  Isn't text editing part of the basic functionality in the core software this company deploys all the time?  Hopefully they can get their act together.  Thanks.

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Thanks for reporting these issues and we're sorry this is impacting your experience in these early stages of the new platform.

We have these text editor issues as our top priority fix with our support team and I expect to have news on this for you in the next few days as they get the various issues reported tested, deployed and resolved. 

Thanks for your patience and we'll have an update soon. 

Community Moderator, Esri Community Team.
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@lbranscomband @MichelleMathias , the situation with code formatting with blogs has gotten worse.  I have not edited any of my migrated blogs, but this is what code blocks look like today.

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Thanks for the information on what you're seeing. I looked at one of your older blog posts here Biding Time: ArcPy Geometry Constructors - GeoNet, The Esri Community and I could see the same issue as you. 

I tested the workflow we discussed separately and I was able to Edit the article, click on the code blocks in there, validate they were Python and without making any changes republish the article and the styling looks to be applied, although of course I am not a Python code styling expert! Let me know if this is as expected. 

Once we get you past the issue with valid html error messaging I think these code block formatting issues will be easy to resolve and we also hope to have this fixed across the site programmatically as part of our investigations on the migration of content with code blocks. 

 

Community Moderator, Esri Community Team.